Finnish sailor Kari “Ruffe” Nurmi sailed 2700 nautical miles non-stop in the Baltic Sea, the longest ever sailing trip on the Baltic.
I had the chance to participate in the Tall Ships Races 2017 in Finland on-board the Danish schooner Jylland. Welcome to share my experience as told on social media!
For many Finns, boating is about experiencing nature in the archipelago or on the lakes. But there is an other face to boating in Finland: the cities. Here is a one-week itinerary to visit four cities in the eastern Gulf of Finland.
Today Loviisa is a quaint small city especially known for it’s pretty wooden houses. The Laivasilta marina offers good services and lots of activities in the heart of the wooden house district.
Kotka is the biggest city on the eastern Gulf of Finland. Kotka offers boaters all the services of a major city, a strong maritime heritage and good services in the Sapokka marina.
Hamina is the eastern-most city on the Gulf of Finland. Head for the Rampsi marina on the Tervasaari peninsula to visit to the circular city.
Just received a copy of a very interesting Bachelor thesis on boating in the Gulf of Finland by Manon Hollink. The title of the thesis
Cruising guide book The selection of cruising guides for Finland is very limited. Fortunately there exists one generic guidebook for the Finnish archipelago written by Antti
The Lake Saimaa waterways provide some of the most enchanting inland boating in the world. With thousands of nautical miles of marked channels, thousands
I arrived here on the way back from the Russian border and in pleasant, calm conditions it was a great spot. Since it was
As well as the ridiculous number of spare ‘A’s, this is one of the two border points for heading to and from Russia. It
This is a pleasant, sandy island with a twee village, nice walks and a proper guest harbour with reasonable berthing fees, showers, leccy etc.
This is another free nature reserve harbour with stern buoys. There’s not many spaces and you’ll have to squeeze around the end of the
Bockhamn is a wee, free, nature reserve quay, with stern buoys, in a beautifully sheltered round bay. The entrance is another narrow one